Rockledge Country Club Celebrates 100 Years with Hickory Sticks

by Steven Hicks

Rockledge Country Club (RCC) is celebrating its centennial year, and in that spirit, their Labor Day event will be a Hickory Stick tournament. The event offers golfers the chance to “play the course similar to the way golf was played when the Club was founded.” 

“I’ve been in the golf business for over a […]

Great Southeast Flooring America | Pet Friendly Flooring

What would life be without pets? In many cases, a dog or cat is like a member of the family. They have a marked effect on our happiness levels. Consequently, we want to make them happy in return. 

Having the right kind of floor can make both you and your pets happier. 

When we consider pets and […]

K9 Kampus

by Mallorie Ann Ingram

 Things are heating up on Space Coast but cooling off at K9 Kampus with numerous developments underway to better serve the pets of Brevard. 

President and CEO of K9 Kampus Sherry Acanfora-Ruohomaki is excited about the improvements being made to modernize and enhance the doggie daycare from top to bottom, all designed to […]

Pat Picornell | The True Pet Lover

by Steven Hicks

On a hot, pre-summer day in June, SpaceCoast Living met with Patricia (Pat) Picornell, Vice President–Wealth Management at UBS Financial Services in Melbourne. After brief introductions, Picornell tells us, “It is peaceful here. I think the environment is terrific, and there are not many places that you can go where the energy just […]

Meili Viera | Waterman Real Estate | Business Spotlight

Waterman Real Estate opened 2000, but moved into their current building on Minton Road in 2010, Andy Waterman’s firm has been in the Real Estate industry for over 18 years. Waterman will tell you though he’s been “at it” since 1997. Waterman has created his niche in Residential Real Estate. “We’re typically in the top […]

Growth on the Horizon

Shoppers and diners will be in for some exciting new changes and developments at The Avenue Viera later this year. In addition, a new face will also be present within the community: General Manager Kevin Cedik. Bringing over 20 years of industry experience to our booming local economy, he is confident with plans to take […]

When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemon Meringue Pie

by Mallorie Ann Ingram

To say life has its ups and downs would be an understatement for most people, especially those coping with disabilities. Jennifer Cleveland, board member at the Center for the Visually Impaired, has made it a point to help spread the news of hope, making an impact to help others beat their potential. 

Before […]

Men We Admire

by Mallorie Ann Ingram

Don Whitman
What does a firefighter with a military background look like? Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Don Whitman comes to mind. 

Whitman’s Air Force military background took him around the world with life experiences, journeys and endless stories; but at the end of 1999, his life changed. It was then he met the […]

You Know Dad Would Love This | The New Lexus LS500

By Steven Hicks

Built on the platform of the striking, high-performance LC coupe, the new Lexus LS500 sedan features Lexus’ first-ever twin-turbocharged engine, the new Lexus Safety System+ A, offering their most advanced safety technology yet, and, as Lexus of Melbourne’s Owner/General Manager T.R. Page says, “Meticulous craftsmanship including premium wood trim designs so unique they […]

A New Baby From the Male Perspective

The Flinchbaugh’s are pregnant!
It’s always fun to hear from fathers about their experiences and memories throughout life with their kids, but what about the expecting dads that haven’t quite yet kicked off this life-changing adventure? Expecting parents Nevin and Tasha Flinchbaugh (Nevin is our SpaceCoast Business Magazine Art Director) are about to find out and […]

The Big Shave | St. Baldrick’s Foundation

By Michael Candelaria

Space Coast Conquers is proving to be more than a great name – through community service to support the St. Baldrick’s Foundation and fight childhood cancer.

The scene in March was almost historic. Certainly, it was moving, inspirational and effective – with impacts that will change lives and likely even save some of them.

The […]

First and Goal! | Meet Viera High’s New Football Coach

Words and Photo By Steven Hicks
Meet Viera High’s new football coach, Derek Smith.
“The players here expect to be student athletes, not athletes who go to school.” – Derek Smith

In many towns, the hierarchy goes like this; mayor, revered pastor or priest, police chief, football coach. And it isn’t always in that order. Viera is a […]

The Mortgage Firm | The Company Profile


Christine Danielson, Branch Manager – Melbourne and Melbourne Beach 
Christopher Goodman, Branch Manager – West Melbourne
Sarah Hidy, Branch Manager and Loan Originator – Suntree/Viera




Suntree/Viera, West Melbourne, Melbourne and Melbourne Beach


In an industry where many lenders are trying to perfect the home lending experience through automation, The Mortgage Firm […]

Live to Give | Five Star Claims Adjusting

Live 2 Give is not only serving in Jamaica, Live 2 Give is also in Brevard County. The foundation works with The Master’s Workshop, with at-risk children. Volunteers read with the children and become mentors for them. L2G also works locally with the Salvation Army, offering a homeless ministry at Easter to hand out Easter […]

Janice Scholz of Brevard County Schools | One on One

“No matter where I go and who I talk to, I hear our skilled workforce is aging out, and there’s nobody standing in line to take those jobs,” said Janice Scholz, Brevard County School’s director of Career and Technical Education (CTE).

That is an ominous start to an interview, but Scholz is very positive and hopeful […]

The Future Looks Bright – Thanks to Brevard County High School Seniors

As the class of 2018 prepares to enter the college world, we would like to take a moment to celebrate some of the local remarkable seniors.  Their many accomplishments include athletic triumphs, academic excellence and other extraordinary pursuits. To all the members of the Class of 2018 – graduation is not the end, it is just […]

Community Pride | Great Southeast Flooring America

Great Southeast Flooring America’s Nelson Green opens heart and wallet to the Space Coast

When a business thrives, the owner often feels a profound sense of gratitude toward the surrounding community whose patronage they have earned. That feeling can create a charitable impulse; a desire to support the community’s various foundations and efforts. Nelson Green is one […]

The Koala Times

From Mascot to Movement

At the 11th annual Autism & All Special Needs Expo in Cincinnati, Ohio in 2017, Brett Rubin of Koala Roofing arrived with two seven-foot koalas in tow. When Rubin first began his roofing company in Ohio, he could not have expected this is where he would end up. Even with his passion […]

One Last Question

SpaceCoast Living sat down with one of our very own beloved moms, Judy Piersall, for some insight on how she’s built a happy home and made it work over the years. 

SCL: Tell me a little bit about your children. 

Judy: Kali is 30, lives in Birmingham, Alabama and is a wedding videographer. She’s engaged and will […]

David Curri | Curri Kirschner Real Estate Group

David Curri and his real estate team specialize in luxury waterfront properties and are ranked as one of the top-producing, independently-owned brokerages in south Brevard County. Since 2001, Curri not only sees his work as selling, but as building long-term relationships. He takes pride in providing the highest quality services guided with the utmost integrity […]